Court rules GetTaxi can serve Ben Gurion Airport


GetTaxi can only serve passengers ordering a taxi before their arrival in Israel.

Six months after the Israel Airports Authority issued an order banning GetTaxi and its drivers from collecting passengers from Ben Gurion Airport, the company's drivers are expected to reappear there tomorrow, following today's hearing by the High Court of Justice of GetTaxi's petition against the Airports Authority. In the hearing before Judges Miriam Naor, Hanan Melcer, and Dafna Barak Erez, it was ruled that GetTaxi can resume operations at the airport as long as the passengers order a taxi from it in advance.

This refers to taxis ordered from overseas before the passenger lands in Israel. For GetTaxi, the ruling is a victory over the Airports Authority with potentially significant revenue. At the same time, passengers wishing to use GetTaxi's services will have to be sufficiently alert to order their taxi before flying to Israel. Otherwise, they will be unable to order a cab from GetTaxi, and will have to use the taxis operating at the Hadar station at the airport.

Adv. Yosef Levy, Adv. Aviel Flint, and Adv. Asaf Shubinsky represented the Airports Authority. Adv. Michael Ginsburg and Adv. Efrat Barzilay represented GetTaxi.

Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - - on November 5, 2014

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